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Net Zero Central Banking: A new phase in greening the financial system
This virtual launch event is jointly organised by the LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance.

The report is now available at this link


Reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions is a critical goal of climate policy. Across the world, growing numbers of governments are introducing targets and plans to achieve net-zero around the middle of this century. Alongside this, leading banks and investors are committing to align their portfolios with net-zero by 2050. So far, however, one group of financial actors is so far largely missing from this race to net-zero finance: the world’s central banks and financial supervisors.

Central banks and supervisors now need to take a strategic stance on net-zero. The rationale for doing this is two-fold and dynamic: first, recognising that net-zero is the best way of minimising the risks of climate change to stability of the financial system; and second, making sure that central bank and supervisory activities are coherent with net-zero government policy.

A new report, Net Zero Central Banking: A New Phase in Greening the Financial System outlines the case for why central banks and supervisors need to act on net-zero and how they could start doing this. This digital event will bring together the report’s authors and leading figures in the financial system.

Mar 19, 2021 01:30 PM in London

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